Vitality

March 2019 Edition

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to the latest Vitality Employee Newsletter, we provide all issues in electronic format.


2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge: Register NOW!

2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge: Register NOW!

Register now online to participate in this annual 6-week fitness challenge that is open to the entire campus community. Look inside this issue and online for details about this special program. (page 1)


2019 Benefits & Wellness Fair: Tuesday, April 30

2019 Benefits & Wellness Fair: Tuesday, April 30

Mark your calendars now for this annual event that happens each year. The Benefits & Wellness Fair event provides an opportunity for employees of the college to meet with over 30 new and returning benefits vendors and wellness program providers as well as some local community participants. For details of this event, check out this issue of Vitality! (page 1)


Getting the Most From Your Benefits: United Concordia - Healthy Eating Habits

Getting the Most From Your Benefits: United Concordia - Healthy Eating Habits

Good nutrition doesn’t just benefit your body—it can keep your teeth and gums healthier, too! That’s because the mouth is the initial point of contact for everything you consume. Poor eating habits can lead to gum disease and tooth decay, while smart food choices can create healthier smiles. For more information look inside this issue. (page 3)


Tech Tip: OpenSesame online courses in Totara!

Tech Tip: OpenSesame online courses in Totara!

Are you interested in personal or professional growth? Dickinson employees now have access, via Totara, to on-line training programs through a subscription with OpenSesame offering a wide variety of topics & courses. Look inside for more details about this new training option! (page 6)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Interfaith Capacity Faith & Practice Series

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Interfaith Capacity Faith & Practice Series

Dickinson College is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment for all employees. To enhance your knowledge and support this commitment, we are offering a six-session series on a variety of faiths and practices. Check out the full selection of inclusivity offerings in Totara, and look inside this issue for highlights of the Faith & Practice series. (page 7)


Professional Development

  • New Hires & Retirees for February (page 2)
  • Performance Appraisal Open Sessions (page 2)
  • OpenSesame (page 6)
  • Understanding FERPA (page 6)
  • Faith & Practice: How to be a Perfect Stranger Series (page 7)
  • College Prep for Parents (page 7)
  • Values & Visions: An Opportunity for Communal Dialogue (page 7)
  • Navigating Dickinson (page 7)

Work Life Balance

  • 2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge (page 1)
  • 2019 Benefits & Wellness Fair (page 1)
  • Building Community: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (page 1)
  • TIAA 1:1 Consultations & Financial Webinars (page 2)
  • Aetna 1:1 Consultations (page 3)
  • Get the Most Out of Your Benefits: United Concordia (page 3)


Wellness Programs & Events

  • Medicare 101 (page 3)
  • Free Biometric Screenings (page 5)
  • Water Aerobics (page 5)
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings (page 5)
  • Dermatology & Skin Cancer Awareness (page 5)
  • Children's Nutrition (page 5)
  • Zen Night at the Trout Gallery (page 5)
  • Estate Planning (page 5)
  • KCA Wealth Management: Financial Education Series (page 6)

Special Programs & Announcements

  • Dickinson Farm CSA Program (page 3)
  • Women's Bike Ride (page 3)
  • Bike to Farm Potluck (page 4)
  • Northside Ride (page 4)
  • 2019 Hersheypark Ticket Sale (page 4)
  • Carlisle Downtown Mile (page 4)
  • Career Development Conference Fund (page 7)
  • Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Program (page 8)
  • Wellness Fitness Incentive Winner (page 8)
  • Registration/Attendance Reminders (page 8)